Mimic: A Maya plugin for robotics

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Last modification: 10 Oct, 2019


Ever wonder how robots know how to move?


Mimic plugin for Autodesk Maya for robotics


Robots have traditionally been controlled by custom code or a "teach pendant," (or "teach box") which is essentially a control box allowing you to manually control each movement step-by-step.

But what if there was a more intuitive way to move a robot?

While you may be familiar with Maya being used to animate CG creatures and characters, Evan Atherton and Nick Cote, researchers at the Autodesk Robotics Lab, have found a new way to "animate" real-life robots with their Maya plugin Mimic. This plugin has already been used in film production to animate cameras and models.


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